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Gap Creek : The Story of a Marriage (Oprah's Book Club) Hardcover – January 10, 1999
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Throughout the novel, Morgan chronicles Julie's trials in prose of great dignity and clarity, capturing the rhythms of North Carolina speech by using only the subtlest of inflections. Clearly the author has done his research too--the descriptions of physical labor practically leap off the page. (Suffice to say, you'll learn far more about hog slaughtering than you ever dreamed of knowing.) Yet he resists the temptation to make his long-suffering characters into saints. Julie simmers with resentment at being her family's workhorse, and Hank flies into a helpless rage whenever he feels that his authority is questioned. In novels like The Truest Pleasure and The Hinterlands, Morgan proved his ability to create memorable heroines. In Gap Creek, he writes with great feeling--but not a touch of sentimentality--about a life Julie aptly calls "both simple and hard."
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In short, the book is OK and I did read it all the way to the end, but I'm not sure it really rated the bestseller status that Oprah's selection is sure to give it. I'll have to read Oprah's website and find out why she selected it.
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Amazing writer and amazing story, fast, go find more Robert Morgan!Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading this book. The detail in which Mr. Morgan describes the action within is so thorough - I actually found myself holding my breath often. Well done. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Diana
I really enjoyed reading this book. Tells of hardships of poor mountain peoplePublished 17 days ago by Callie J
Reading along nearing the end. Turn to the next page and that's it....????? The review page comes up. Just ends abruptly.Published 18 days ago by Kindle Owner
I absolutely love this book. The characters are so vivid. The author's ability to express feelings so well left me spellbound. I felt like I personally knew Julie and Hank. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary
Dreary. Nothing good, not even the marriage. Perhaps the author should write from a man's perspective.Published 3 months ago by Jerry W. Green
I have read this book about 8 times now. Best buy ever. It is my favorite book. Definitely a tear jerker, but also leaves me feeling happy and humble. Read morePublished 5 months ago by pinkcindie
I found this book to be both intriguing and frustrating. I liked certain parts of it quite a bit, including the idea of following two people starting their lives together as a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jonathan Robbins